Vienna, Austria • 3–4 March 2020
Your library is a critical catalyst for the communities you serve, whether students, faculty and researchers, or individuals with wide-ranging needs. But you also interact with related communities within your geography or institution—other departments, funding bodies, and partners. And then there’s your professional community—from local colleagues, to broader networks and organizations, extending to libraries around the world.
How can you provide leadership that creates opportunities for real change? What programs and services will transform the lives of the people and groups you support? What role should the library of tomorrow play, and what should we be doing today to prepare for those contributions?
Exceed user expectations
Meet evolving needs
Create measurable impact
Lead with technology
Innovate with confidence
Build powerful networks
Achieve more together
This conference was created especially for current and emerging library leaders across all library types—academic and research, public, special, and others. We welcome all staff members from OCLC member libraries who would like to join this strategic discussion around library futures.
Please direct questions about event participation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The programming and agenda are led by a Program Committee of respected leaders from the Europe, Middle East and Africa Regional Council, which spans all library types:
University of Reading Library, UK
Max-Planck-Institut Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, Italy
Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Germany
University of Barcelona, Spain
Nice Sophia Antipolis University, France
City Library of Reutlingen, Germany
Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar
Department of Higher Education, South Africa
Anatolia College, Greece
Matthijs van Otegem
Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
University of Warsaw, Poland
All libraries—both OCLC members and non-member institutions—within the EMEA region can take part in the OCLC Europe, Middle East and Africa Regional Council (EMEARC). Representatives from OCLC member libraries are encouraged to attend member meetings and community activities, to share insights through various member forums and channels, and to participate in elections and governance. Learn more about EMEARC and OCLC governance.